Copper Canyon Train Info
The first train ready to go early on a December morning in Los Mochis.
NOTE: As of November, 2016, train prices are up again–see the CHEPE site for current pricing.
January, 2017 Copper Canyon Train Info
Things have changed a bit with the Copper Canyon train. There is always the rumor that it will be discontinued, but train officials and others assure us that this will not happen. Ridership is down, but it still rolls through the Sierras every day…even on snowy days!
Recent CHEPE Changes
The primero train goes every morning from both ends- Los Mochis and Chihuahua City- leaving at 6a and arriving 9-10p.
The second train travels WITH the first train now and is hooked onto the back. So the second train leaves at 6a also. The tricky thing is that the second train leaves Chihuahua on Thursday, Saturday, and Monday only. It also leaves Los Mochis on Friday, Sunday and Tuesday only. There is no second train on Wednesday.
With the second train hooked to some of the primero trains, the schedule slows just a bit- especially on busy days. We were there in the holiday season recently with several trips and stops at some stations took 5-10 minutes just to get all the people on.
Tips for riding the CHEPE train
- buy tickets on board except in holiday (Easter, August, Christmas, New Years) season
- ask someone who rides the train a lot where to get off
- put your head out the window- do not read novels
- relax and watch the miracle go by…